This was my first Alan Warner piece and really what began my love affair with beautiful and clever magic props. It is still one of my favorite close-up illusions and this one looks as good as it did almost fifty years ago!
It doesn’t normally come with scissors, but having a small, sharp pair of scissors is vital to perform this illusion cleanly so I recommend (and include) a set of Gingher 4 Inch Large Handle Embroidery Scissors. I also include a generous supply of 3/8″ satin ribbon. In his original instructions Alan recommends 1/2″ but in his later instructions he recommended 8-10mm which is about 3/8″ and I have found 3/8″ works better too.
Effect: A small Oriental-looking cabinet is displayed, then the front and back doors are opened revealing a narrow ribbon which runs through the centre of the cabinet from side to side (the ribbon-ends run through slots with a short length left hanging outside of the cabinet at each side). The performer pulls the ribbon back and forth several times and then takes up a pair of scissors and CUTS THE RIBBON IN TWO.
The doors are now closed, but the ends of the ribbon which protrude from the slots in the sides of the cabinet are still in full view. The performer pulls on one end of the ribbon and THE OTHER END MOVES IMMEDIATELY: he continues pulling and the ribbon is removed – COMPLETELY RESTORED! The doors are re-opened showing the interior of the cabinet to be empty.
BEAUTIFUL HANDCRAFTED APPARATUS:
- The miniature cabinet (4″ x 1″ x 2″) is finished in a bright yellow lacquer with a black trim.
- The front door has the special decorative feature of a hand-painted dragon.
The apparatus comes complete with The Alan Warner Routine.
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